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We are delighted to confirm that Bank of Ireland Kernel Capital Growth Funds portfolio company, Nova Leah have won the 2019 High Potential Exporter of the Year Award at the Irish Export Association Industry Awards. The award is recognition of the strong international growth that Nova Leah has achieved this year. The Export Industry awards celebrate companies […]


We are delighted to confirm that Bank of Ireland Kernel Capital Venture Funds portfolio companies Code Institute and Datactics have ranked within the top 50 fastest growing technology companies in Ireland at the 2019 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Awards. Code Institute won 3rd place at the Awards Ceremony with Datactics placing 30th. The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 […]

Silform Technologies secures £2M Investment

The Bank of Ireland Kernel Capital Growth Fund (NI) has led a £2m investment in Belfast-based Silform Technologies, in syndication with private investors.. There are billions of tonnes of coal waste around the world today, causing environmental problems and giving rise to significant ongoing costs to mining operators and government agencies. Silform have developed a unique […]

Automated Intelligence secures £1.6M Investment

Kernel Capital has led a £1.6m investment in Belfast-based Automated Intelligence, in syndication with private investors. The investment comprises of £750K investment from The Bank of Ireland Kernel Capital Growth Fund (NI). Automated Intelligence has developed a data management platform AI.DATALIFT, giving customers insight and control over their ever-increasing volumes of data. This is now a […]


Kernel Capital and Par Equity have led a £1.2M investment in Datactics Limited, a Belfast-based provider of RegTech solutions for the banking and financial services sector. This is the second round of funding secured by the company from The Bank of Ireland Kernel Capital Growth Fund (NI). Datactics provides data quality and matching software to the […]


5th March 2019:Kernel Capital confirm B-Secur Ltd, a Belfast-based ECG biometric authentication company has raised £4m. This is the second round of funding secured by the company from Accelerated Digital Ventures (ADV), The Bank of Ireland Kernel Capital Growth Fund (NI) and an existing Private Investor.  B-Secur, which now employs 36 staff in Belfast, has developed technology […]


13 December 2018:Kernel Capital confirm that our Portfolio Company, Nova Leah have been successful on 2 applications under the Government’s Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund, part of the Project Ireland 2040 Fund.  Nova Leah have secured €1.5M through the Fund and will lead a project in collaboration with the RSRC at Dundalk IT to develop, a real-time […]

Dundalk Cybersecurity Company Nova Leah Secure €2.25M Investment

8th November 2018:Kernel Capital and Suir Valley Ventures have invested €2.25M in Dundalk based Nova Leah Ltd. The round was led by the Bank of Ireland Kernel Capital Growth Fund (RoI), with a €1.5M investment.  Nova Leah has developed a pioneering cybersecurity compliance solution for medical device manufacturers and healthcare providers. It has been designed to improve […]

Causeway Sensors Limited awarded UK Institute of Physics start-up of 2018

2nd November 2018:Kernel Capital confirms that its portfolio company Causeway Sensors, a spinout of Queens University Belfast, has been awarded the UK Institute of Physics 2018 Start-up Award for its nanotechnology based point-of-care solution for rapid disease detection. The award was presented to CEO Dr Bob Pollard at a reception at Westminster by Alok Sharma MP, […]

Invest €1.7M in Dublin based Sytorus

6th September 2018:The Bank of Ireland Kernel Capital Early & Growth Stage Funds have invested €1.7M in Sytorus Ltd, this is in addition to simultaneous investment from Enterprise Ireland and private investors. Established by Dr. John Ghent (CEO), Mike Morrissey (COO) and Hugh Jones (CPO) in 2013, Sytorus’ flagship software ‘PrivacyEngine’ is a dynamic GDPR and Data Protection […]